There's not a great deal in the way of book releases during December, so here are two book picks that I am looking forward to seeing in my festive stocking.
Alex Halpern - House Of Wolves - Published By Hirst Publishing - 1 December 2010
"Nowhere to run. Nowhere to hide. Nobody to save them." An ordinary weekend, and the Barrow family are taken on an incredible hiking trip through Dilas Forest by their father Adrian, much to their great dislike. But there is something abnormal occuring, something which Adrian isn't telling them about. And as they wander on through the wilderness of trees and undergrowth, a series of strange unexplainable events begin to occur, causing the Barrow family begin to wonder that something disturbingly sinister is happening within the sea of trees. And as night falls, the family themselves fall victim to a much darker presence, watching...and waiting.
Brandon Sanderson - Alcatraz Versus The Shattered Lens - Published Scholastic - U.S
Mokia is under siege by Librarian forces, and who will step up to defend the capital? The rest of the Free Kingdomers think it's hopeless and won't go, but Alcatraz is too stoopid not to.
This is part four of his story. Otherwise known as "The part where everything goes wrong, and then Alcatraz has a cheese sandwich."